Save the Date! Lehigh’s 2023 Symposium on Teaching and Learning will be held on Tuesday, April 11 and Wednesday, April 12. Tuesday’s sessions will be held in-person in Fairchild-Martindale Library. Wednesday’s sessions will be fully remote in Zoom.
This year’s Symposium will feature:
- A welcome session including student-developed posters on Generative AI
- Presentations from our current CITL Faculty Fellows highlighting their collaborations with CITL
- A student/faculty/staff panel, continuing the discussion on “The Implications of Generative AI for Teaching and Learning at Lehigh”
- A social hour to connect with colleagues and celebrate the career of Dr. Greg Skutches, Director of Writing Across the Curriculum, who will be retiring from Lehigh this summer. Come join us at the end of Day 1 in the newly opened LTS CIRCLE (4th floor, Fairchild-Martindale Library)
Call for Proposals
Interested in presenting? Submit a proposal. Proposals are due by Friday, March 24 (date extended).
Over the years we’ve received questions about being a presenter at the symposium that you may have yourself. I’ve shared these questions and answers below to help you think about being a presenter this year.
Q: Do I have to be a pedagogy expert or an educational researcher to present?
A: No. In fact, most presenters are Lehigh faculty who have put time and effort into trying something new in their teaching, and are now looking to share with their colleagues.
Q: I made a number of small changes to my teaching, but I'm not sure it adds up to something truly innovative. Does that count?
A: Sometimes a very small change (to a teaching approach, to an assignment, to how we explain a difficult concept) can have an enormous impact on our students. If you made a change that you believe is having an impact, I'd bet your colleagues would like to hear about it. Sometimes those small but high-impact adjustments are easier for others to adopt.
Q: I don't think I can explain everything I do in such a short talk.
A: See if you can give the big picture in a minute or two, then focus on one specific aspect that you think others will most benefit from hearing.
Q: Who is the audience for this Symposium? Who will be in attendance?
A: Typically the attendees are Lehigh faculty, graduate students/TAs, instructional staff, and staff who support instruction.
Presentations will be in a ‘lightning round’ format, with a series of 10 minute presentations.
Look for more information and registration links for the Symposium in a few weeks.
Hope to see you there!